By Stephen Schenck | July 5, 2012 10:58 AM
Motorola launched its XT928 Android last fall in China, a model we’d been following as codename Dinara. We expected to eventually see Motorola bring the same hardware to the States as model MB886, where it would form the next entry in the manufacturer’s Atrix line. Well, it sure took long enough, but just last month we finally saw the MB886 show its face over at the FCC, packing a full regimen of support for AT&T cellular bands. We’ve yet to hear the carrier announce its plans for the handset, but Motorola has forged ahead on its own, launching pages for the smartphone as the Atrix HD.
Just like the XT928 from last year, the Atrix HD has a 4.5-inch 720p display (featuring “ColorBoost” tech), but it looks like Motorola has decided to give the processor a little bump in the interim, moving from a dual core 1.2GHz to a 1.5GHz component. Then again, not all the changes are improvements, like ditching the 13-megapixel main camera for an 8-megapixel one. The ICS-running Atrix HD has a gigabyte of RAM, 8GB on-board storage, and supports microSD for expansion.
While all signs point to the Atrix HD arriving at AT&T (including the carrier’s logo up front), Motorola reports the Atrix HD also supports T-Mobile’s 1700MHz AWS band for WCDMA, opening the door for unlocked use on that network, as well.